Festival of Homiletics
I registered to attend the Festival of Homiletics in Nashville from May 21-25th and even though I'm teaching later that month, I just HAD to go.
Listen to the names of some of the people I'll be hearing preach and lecture:
Barbara Brown Taylor
Anna Carter Florence
Can you STAND it?
The theme is Prophetic Preaching with an emphasis on MUSIC -- traditional, blended, gospel and jazz worship.
I got this in the mail and I did a little wiggly dance of wanting to register so badly and the Chair of my Worship Committee was in the office at the time and saw me getting all wild and she just laughed and said, "Go!" So I'm going.
I must have become a terrible nerd to be so excited to sit around all day and listen to lectures and sermons on homiletics, but the thing is, I love preaching a lot and I want to be good at it, and I only took one little preaching class in seminary and I'm sorry but that's JUST NOT SUFFICIENT.
Honestly, I just looked at the brochure again and now I'll be up all night, wired with anticipation. I need to calm down.